the deaf


: deaf people : people who are not able to hear
She goes to a school for the deaf.

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Recent Examples on the Web Before finding Millett and fame, Jellybean was born to a breeder, who elected to drive the deaf puppy 10 hours from his birthplace in Reno to California's Deaf Dog Rescue of America. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 As the founder of Stanford’s first club for the deaf and hard of hearing, Pritsky would invite speakers to campus. Ramsha Zubairi, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Oct. 2023 At Gallaudet, a private university in Washington, D.C. for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing, players rely on the huddle — which the school actually invented in 1894 — to sign plays to each other without the opposing team figuring out their next moves. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 5 Oct. 2023 Her girlfriend, Lola, as well as her parents and numerous friends, are all members of the deaf community. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 6 Oct. 2023 The football helmet was built in collaboration with AT&T and Gallaudet University, which is a global leader in bilingual education for the deaf community. Carly Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline now offers American Sign Language services for the deaf and hard of hearing, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced Friday. Kelly Livingston, ABC News, 8 Sep. 2023 How a deaf, autistic basketball player’s shining moment became a Cerritos College nightmare Basketball saved Kade West after the deaf, autistic athlete lost his mom. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 For the almost 70,000 in the Greater Dallas area, performing arts organizations rarely offer disability resources and programming geared towards the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Michelle Aslam, Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The deaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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